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19 Nov 2020

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Advisory Teacher, Rebecca Duffus, speaks at autism conference

Rebecca Duffus from Cognus’ Autism Service has been invited as a guest speaker at the 22nd Lincoln Annual Autism Conference. Today (19 November), Rebecca will explore the small changes that make a positive difference to autistic students in the classroom. The annual conference, organised by Parents And Autistic Children Together (PAACT), brings together speakers from […]

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12 Nov 2020

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Celebrating Cognus’ Therapies team

There is huge pride at Cognus after our team of occupational therapists (OT) and speech and language therapists (SaLT) have received well-deserved praise and recognition from families and professionals alike. During the COVID lockdown in March, Cognus therapists delivered remote  therapy to children and young people in Sutton. We’ve had more than 200 responses to […]

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3 Nov 2020

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Cognus chooses Duffus Cancer Foundation as annual charity

Cognus is delighted to choose Croydon-based charity, Duffus Cancer Foundation, as its staff charity and will be raising vital funds throughout 2020-21. For the second year running, Cognus staff have voted for their annual charity to support and this year Duffus Cancer Foundation (DCF) was selected as the clear favourite. Cognus will host a series […]

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27 Oct 2020

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National Care Leavers Week 2020

This week (26 October – 1 November) is National Care Leavers Week – an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the successes of young people across the UK who are care experienced. At Cognus, we’re pleased to highlight some of the achievements of those leaving care and the support provided by our Virtual School team in […]

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22 Oct 2020

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Transfer to Secondary School for September 2021 – School Admissions

We recognise that selecting secondary school preferences is more difficult this year, with the inability to visit schools in person, and with changes to selective test dates. If you would like any guidance or support in making your application, please contact us at suttonadmissions@cognus.org.uk or by calling our contact centre on 020 8770 5000

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2 Oct 2020

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Lockdown Lessons competition winners celebrated

On 29 September, Cognus invited the winners of the Lockdown Lessons Competition to a virtual celebration event. The hour-long event on Zoom was hosted by Cognus’ Advisory Teacher, Rebecca Duffus, and attendees included the families of the winners, school representatives, Cognus colleagues, and Madam Mayor, Cllr Trish Fivey. The winners were applauded for the wonderful […]

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28 Aug 2020

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Change of leadership at Cognus to start in September 2020

Friday 28 August 2020 Change of leadership at Cognus to start in September 2020 Joanna Cassey has been appointed as the new interim Managing Director of Cognus, Sutton Council’s education services provider. Fiona Phelps, who is the current acting Managing Director will be moving back into her full time post at Sutton Council as Assistant […]

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